I’ll give my answer and reasoning after the jump.

Work out your answer before looking. Then tell me I’m an idiot.

We can all agree each apple is worth 10.

So 10 plus 2 bunches of bananas equals 18.

Each banana bunch (of four) must be worth 4.

4 minus two coconut halves equals 2. So each half is worth 1.

1 + 10 + THREE (There are only 3 bananas in last bunch) = 14

14 is my answer.

What did you get?

15. that last bunch of banana’s is short 1

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I’m an idiot too then 🙂

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16

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14 is correct. Fun little teaser 🙂

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14

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Annie

Well played!

(I still don’t get it)

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I got 14. What’s the controversy? Did I miss a link?

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14

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the correct answer is 16….one coconut & one banana must be deducted for ‘the party’ for ‘redistribution …. but ‘production’ must be maintained so that ‘the workers’ can enjoy greater security & prosperity

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14. Math is NOT my thing AT ALL but that was easy. That is if 14 is the correct answer! 😉

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The correct answer is Tennessee. It’s common core.

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I had 14 but did not see the difference in banana bunches until after the jump. Must have been my subconscious doing the heavy lifting.

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I didn’t get nothin, I had to pay $50.00 and pickup the garbage.

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14 also. You’re not an idiot. It’s like counting how many outs you’ve got..

came in 2nd tonite – 30 person $15 buy-in. 3 hour session- bfh0

The first equation is off by a factor of 10.

Brain teaser my ass.

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I entered all the data in a super computer orbiting Sirius after consulting the smartest people in the universe…

The answer of course is 42.

Now, where is that cow…I’m hungry!

( I have already debated this several times on FB)

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Did you get this from Beck’s site? I thought you were through with him…

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It’s like the age old question, “How many of each animal did Moses put on his Ark?”

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I see a lesson in the BARTER SYSTEM.

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The correct answer is: “Col. Mustard did it in the library with a candlestick.”

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The answer is 0, because it’s what you’ll have left once OBAMA’s third-world, banana republic policies decimate what remains of the United States.

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I got 15.

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Is this a Common Core thing?

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Since when is a banana worth 1/10 of an apple? This is an outrage! Apples don’t go well with chocolate.

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the answer depends on whether or not you define the pictures of bananas as individual bananas, or a single ‘bunch’

just thank God they didn’t use bunches of grapes

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No 14, I had to take my shoes off to count.

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I went through it twice and got 15 both times.

The assumption you have to make is that all apples represent the same number, likewise all banana bunches and coconut halves.

3 apples = 30, so

…1 apple = 10

2 banana bunches +10 = 18, so

…2 bunches = 8, so

…1 bunch = 4

4 – 2 coconut halves = 2, so

…2 coconut halves = 2, so

…1 coconut half = 1

1 + 10 + 4 = 15

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16 but I am a big picture guy and missed the BFH details

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OT ALERT!

Who knew there was a GOP Town Hall tonight?

Here is the link:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/16/politics/2016-south-carolina-republican-war/index.html

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i was off by one banana.

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i missed the individual banana count anomaly, but call foul. There’s a fourth banana hiding behind the first three in that last batch. (-:

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sorry, wrong link…

http://go.cnn.com/

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Any answer would be contingent on the assumption all apples are created equally.

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14…the bananas are the key. If you need glasses…

have three or four. 🙂

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what if it were bushel baskets of apples?

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15

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I have such utter distain for math “brain teasers” that when I see stuff like this I just move on.

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Uncle Al. The Buffalo is still on the back of a nickel.

They just built a building in front of it.

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Well do we assume that at least one banana wants to self identify as a coconut?

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…is that a banana in your equation, or are you just glad to see me?

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Who puts coconut in a fruit salad, anyway?

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I got 15, but I hadn’t noticed there was one banana missing until someone mentioned it, so I guess the answer is really 14.

P.S. – I never was very good at spotting a fruit.

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@Bad_Brad: All apples may not created equally, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t all have appeal.

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What causes you to stem to that conclusion?

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The correct answer is not important, all that matters is that you show your reasoning. Because that and a SNAP card will get you lobster at Whole Foods.

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well, if this really slowed down the internet then the answer was Kim Kardashian + Blac Chyna

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When I saw the first line where 3 = 30 I assumed it was common Core nonsense and did not attempt to make any sense of any of it after that.

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Kid Creole and the Coconuts + Fiona Apple + Bananarama = One Hit Wonders

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I see a forbidden fruit, a phallic symbol, and a primitive bra.

What did I win?

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14

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The answer is one. Bernie Sanders confiscated the apples and bananas.

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The correct answer can be 14, 15, or 16, ‘pendin’ on how you ‘splained youslef in cursive.

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Uncle Al gets an apple

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26

easy

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oh hell, that’s only three bananas on the last one? Cheap trick, I thought we were dealing with bunches. I quit.

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It just looks like multiple apples but they have a common core.

So you have to divide by Gorilla.

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7 + 10 + 6.75 = 23.75

final answer

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Using tropical fruit to illuminate arithmetic ?

Rather RAYCISS wouldn’t you say?

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Not a single watermelon in the problem. Racists basterds!

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Anti-moslem too. You can’t have bananas that close to coconuts.

I was counting 4 bananas as 9. Don’t know what the hell is wrong with me. lol

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14… You sneaky bastards!!!…

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You all lose.

This is Jeopardy and you didn’t phrase the answer in the form of a question…

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here is a much more important question……something everyone should think about and plan for, just in case it actually happens……

if your house were on fire, and you could only take ONE THING/PERSON out of the house, what would you take out?

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WATERMELLON….the answer is WATERMELLON

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You have to be tripping on acid or chocking on a joint or overdosing on aspirin to miss this.

Each apple represents the number ten, so that three apples added together will sum up to thirty.

If the apple, a ten, is added to a bunch of bananas plus another bunch of bananas to get eighteen, and if you subtract the apple, that would leave you eight divided by two (two bunches) to equal four per bunch. So, ten + four + four = eighteen.

Four minus two equals two; the coconuts equate to two.

The last one: One coconut = 1 + one apple = 10 + three bananas = 3; 1 + 10 + 3 = 14

Duh!

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802 to go keep guessing

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save from house fire? my tushy

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14. I used common sense and common eyesight.

Using common core: the answer is purple pancakes fueled with Nutella…..to power the rockets

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Bernie left you a kookie nut? lucky you

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http://gravatar.com/wyattx7

I’ll take “I’m back in grade school again,” for a hundred dollars.

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sept Alice

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Let’s try that again.

@ LocoBlancoSaltine

I’ll take “I’m back in grade school again,” for a hundred dollars.

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sept Alice, That bitch was 10 feet tall.

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I never caught what the door mouse said. Anybody?

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I don’t know. Can I buy a vowel?

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14 is the answer. Adding all four answers together totals 64.

Old fashioned arithmetic is a wonderful thing.

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There isn’t enough information available to solve the problem.

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11…forgot to factor in for deflation, since all commodities (fruit included) are cheaper thanks to strong dollar and cheaper imports. Economy 101.

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Who stole my banana?

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Who’s on first. What took your banana to bribe the common core teacher.

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Dormouse: “Keep your head!”

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I got hungry.

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All I know is that there are two apples, a banana and half a coconut missing.

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Funny, nobody tried to convert to calories

Apple = 120 calories

Banana = 105 calories

Coconut = 159 calories

per serving.

At least that’s how Mooch would solve this one.

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Apple a day keeps the Mooch away?

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a0xn + a1xn–1 + … + an = 0 (a0 ≠ 0)

y ′ = A0(x) + A1(x) y + A2(x) y 2;

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14.

@andy’s dad: I mean… I MEEEAN….

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Not really a math teaser but a logic puzzle. It hinges on whether you count the bananas as bunches or as individuals.

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A Marx Brothers Movie Marathon?

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14 of course

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I would like to change my answer from 14 to 13.8.

It could be argued that the left half coconut is notably smaller than the right half coconut, leading to a possible subjective finding that the left half coconut is representative of 0.8 share of the whole coconut, and the right half is representative of 1.2 share of the whole coconut, as the whole coconut has a numeric assignment of 2. Since the left half coconut is used in the final problem, the answer could possibly be 13.8.

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